And other tricks they don't teach at those fancy-shmancy writing workshops:
Everything You Need to Know about Writing Successfully--in Ten Minutes. It's from Stephen King, so it's gotta be true, right? Step 1: "Be talented." Oh, damn. Fortunately, King is generous with his definition of talent: "If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented."
Random Book or Story Title Generator: Six titles per click, so you can go crazy and name your entire oeuvre.
Cliche Finder: More than 3,300 cliches served, from "Dumb as a stump" to "Water over the dam."
Sentence Diagramming Guide, modestly subtitled "One Way of Learning English Grammar" and patiently explicated by the saintly Eugene R. Moutoux. I'm convinced the general decline of writing--and the clear thinking that supports good writing--is directly related to the decision to stop teaching sentence-diagramming in schools. Hey, kids--try it! It's fun! (Via Common Sense Journalism.)